| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:05 PM
Ferris Bueller fans and real estate enthusiasts will have the chance to tour the historic estate of the late filmmaker John Hughes Jr. this spring.
The Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago announced Tuesday that Hughes’ 11,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:16 PM
For many who lived through the era, it remains hard to accept that the gruff and somber post-punk new-wave of the Psychedelic Furs has turned into its own Gen-X nostalgia music, as the band's signature single, "Pretty In Pink," nears 35 next year. (The...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:06 AM
A multi-media, concert-style show designed to celebrate the movies of the late John Hughes — including such nostalgic titles as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Weird Science,” “Pretty in Pink,&...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
This is how Tim Butler, co-founder, unofficial spokesman and bassist for The Psychedelic Furs, ranks the band's lineups (in rough order):
1. The current version: “The best that has ever toured.”
2. The first version: “Usually we were...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The wife of late movie director John Hughes has donated $2 million to a Lake Forest community center to build a state-of-the-art theater and host a film series in her husband's name.
The donation to Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest was announced...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:57 AM
It's been 24 years since the Wet Bandits first were caught — if not red-handed — then torched, wounded, fractured and likely suffering brain damage from blunt-force trauma and arrested at a north suburban home by police wearing patches with...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:50 PM
History is being made at Trinity High School in River Forest where, for the first time, a musical is being staged that was written by students.
The original production called “Train” features music and lyrics by the Trinity High School...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:07 AM
The eclectic boogaloo of the holiday season finds its rhythm this weekend, in events big and small, red and white, wet and dry.
The evolution of Flagler Village into a hub of residential activity continues on Friday with the downtown Fort Lauderdale...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Charlie Sheen is going back to one of his most memorable roles. But though there's been a lot of speculation over a possible return to "Two and a Half Men," that's not the one he's looking at. While many people know the role, the character never even...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:14 AM
After Hours Film Society
Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, 630-534-4528, afterhoursfilmsociety.com
*"We Are the Best" (Sweden; Lukas Moodysson, 2013) Three girls in 1980s Sweden form a rock band. 7:30 p.m. Monday